LABOR DAY CLOSING
WHERE: McDuffie County Solid Waste
WHEN: Labor Day, September 7
RAYLE RAMBLE FALL FESTIVAL
WHERE: Rayle City Hall, Hwy. 78 between Washington and Lexington
WHEN: October 3, 10 a.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Admission and parking are free. This year's ramble is shaping up to be the biggest, best yet. There will be vendors selling food, crafts, clothing, jewelry and much more. There will also be musical performers, including CMA/Dove award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist Terri Gibbs in concert. There will be baked goods, homemade canned goods and etc. A greatly expanded kids area for kids of all ages comprised of amusements and rides will be provided by 1-2-3 Jump of Winder and KCT Entertainment of Lawrenceville. The ramble will kick off at 10 a.m. and will run until everyone has had all the fun they can handle. Bring a lawn chair and plan to spend the day.
THOMSON-MCDUFFIE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF CLASSIC
WHERE: Belle Meade Country Club
WHEN: Friday, October 16
FOR MORE INFO: Call 706-597-1000 or Andy Knox Jr. at 706-595-4951 to become a tournament sponsor.
MCDUFFIE ARTS COUNCIL MEETING
WHERE: McDuffie Museum
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Please come early for socializing. Please bring any new art that you would like to share with the group. The Council will be producing another concert in the gardens at Watson-Brown in October. Plans and objectives for this event will be discussed.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR LABOR DAY
WHERE: City of Thomson
WHEN: Monday, September 7
FOR MORE INFO: Garbage service for Monday will be on Tuesday, Sept. 8, to include recycle services. Citizens are reminded not to place their garbage or recycle containers at curbside on Monday. If an emergency arises on Sept. 1, citizens should call 706-595-6133 or 706-595-2145 to arrange repairs of utility (water, sewer, natural gas) services. Police and fire departments will be on the job as usual.
SUPPORT NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY
WHEN: Sept. 18
FOR MORE INFO: All Americans are urged to remember and recognize the special sacrifices of those who were held prisoner of war and those still missing. National Veterans of Foreign Wars and Thomson VFW/LAVFW No. 6672 encourage everyone to take time to pray for the MIA/POWs and to fly our American Flag and MIA/POW flag. Readers are encouraged to visit the VFW web page at www.vfw.org.
COMPUTER TRAINING CLASSES
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 19
FOR MORE INFO: Thomson High School Future Business Leaders of America will provide computer training classes for members of the community. These classes are free. For more information or to sign up for the class, please call the Business Education Department at 706-986-4296. The classes will be held from 9-11 a.m.